RANGERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3 POSTGAME NOTES: Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s second goal at 16:56 of the second and the third goal on the power play at 16:32 of the third period. Matthews has goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (5-2-7) in five consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 10th multi-goal performance of 2019-20, second in the NHL, and his 21st multi-point performance of the season.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-19-7 – 63 Points) vs.

NEW YORK RANGERS (26-22-4 – 56 Points)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1113
NEW YORK3115

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • John Tavares opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 7:36 of the first period and later registered the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ third period goal. Tavares has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 14th multi-point performance of 2019-20. He has registered 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 24 games on the road this season. He has 44 points (15 goals, 29 assists) in 49 career games against the Rangers, which ranks seventh among active NHLers.
  • Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 16:56 of the second period before scoring the third Maple Leafs goal of the night on the power play at 16:32 of the third period. Matthews has goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (5-2-7) in five consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 10th multi-goal performance of 2019-20, which ranks second among NHL skaters, and his 21st multi-point performance of the season. He has seven points (4-3-7) in three games against the Rangers this season. He has recorded 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 16 games against Metropolitan Division opposition.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. Nylander has points (6-5-11) in nine consecutive games. In six career games at Madison Square Garden, he has registered eight points (4-4-8). He has 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 27 games on the road in 2019-20.
  • Justin Holl collected the secondary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. Holl has registered 10 (1-9-10) of his 15 points in 27 road games this season. He has six points (1-5-6) in 16 games against Metropolitan Division teams in 2019-20.
  • Andreas Johnsson recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Johnsson has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has registered four points (1-3-4) over his last four games.
  • Kasperi Kapanen picked up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Kapanen has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 20 (8-12-20) of his 30 points on the road this season. He has three assists in three games against the Rangers in 2019-20.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Marner has assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-7-8) in six consecutive games. He has 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 13 games against Metropolitan Division opposition. In three games against the Rangers, he has collected four points (2-2-4).
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 30 of the 34 shots he faced in the loss.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (9)11 (11)10 (7)30 (27)
NEW YORK13 (11)12 (11)10 (9)35 (31)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO17 (16)27 (25)22 (18)66 (59)
NEW YORK19 (17)18 (16)17 (16)54 (49)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road15-12-0 (27 Games)
All-Time Record vs. New York288-223-95-11 (617 Games)
All-Time Record vs. New York on the Road120-129-56-5 (310 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference15-12-5 (32 Games)
Record vs. Metropolitan Division7-5-4 (16 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots4 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts11 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins14 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage74% (Tavares – 14 won, 5 lost)
Hits3 (Engvall)
Blocked Shots(Johnsson, Sandin)
Takeaways(Barrie, Marner)
TOI25:30 (Barrie)
Power Play TOI2:03 (Four players tied)
Shorthanded TOI2:19 (Ceci, Muzzin)
Shifts27 (Barrie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage72.7% (Timashov – 16 for, 6 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first19-4-1
Trail after 13-12-3
Trail after 22-12-4
Score one power play goal9-7-4
Do not allow a power play goal15-7-3
Outshot by opponent13-11-3
Wednesday3-4-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Tyson Barrie was on the ice for a team-high 30 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Barrie had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.6 percent (30 for, 25 against).
  • Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen started 33.3 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • John Tavares won 78 percent (7 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and was 6-for-9 (67%) on the draw when matched up against New York centre Ryan Strome in all situations.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Friday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. vs. Anaheim Ducks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. vs. Arizona Coyotes (TSN, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Dallas Stars (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

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